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National Crime Victimization Survey Historical Trends Project, 1973-2014

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February 2019
66 pages
This Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) funded report examines historical trends presented in National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) data from 1973 to 2014.
The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) Historical Trends (NHT) project integrates cross-sectional concatenated data from the historical National Crime Survey (NCS) and the contemporary NCVS into a series of NHT data files covering the entire lifespan of the survey from 1973 to 2014. This technical report describes the linking methodology and considerations that went into integrating the NCS and NCVS for the NHT master data files, extract files, and initial statistical tables. The end of this report briefly describes the other components of the project and information on where these products can be found.

Date Published: February 1, 2019